Use and Licensing of Perkins Images

Black and white photo of a man seated at a desk selling subscriptions to magazines.

Man seated at a desk selling subscriptions to magazines and periodicals, 1937

There is a large selection of digitized photographs from the Perkins Archives at Flickr.com.

If you are interested in using the photos, fill out this form to request permission to publish or use images from Perkins in print, online, video, or other formats. The Perkins Archives also accepts digitization and scanning requests.

A physical form is available upon request. Please feel free to contact us at Archives@Perkins.org for more information or if you have any questions.

Fees for image use:

All prices are per image unless otherwise noted.


Personal and Classroom Use (print or digital)

Perkins Archives allows researchers to use images free of charge for personal or classroom use. Files provided are low resolution JPEG files and may not be used in publications.

Existing digital image: $0

New digital image: $10


Scholarly or Non-Profit Publications (print or digital)

Including, but not limited to: scholarly books and journals, conference proceedings, dissertations, association journals, self-published books

Under 5,000 copies:

  • Interior: $15
  • Cover: $15
  • No charge for accompanying uses.

5,001 copies or more:

  • Interior: $50
  • Cover: $50
  • No charge for accompanying uses.

For-Profit Educational and Commercial Publications (print or digital)

Including, but not limited to: textbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, trade books.

Under 5,000 copies:

  • Interior: $75
  • Cover: $100
  • Each accompanying use in print or digital format: +$25

5,001 - 50,000 copies:

  • Interior: $125
  • Cover: $200
  • Each accompanying use in print or digital format: +$100

50,001 copies or more:

  • Interior: $200
  • Cover: $300
  • Each accompanying use in print or digital format: +$150

Commercial Magazines and Newspapers (print)

Circulation under 50,000:

  • Interior: $100
  • Cover: $200
  • Each accompanying use in print or digital format: +$75

Circulation 50,001-100,000

  • Interior: $150
  • Cover: $250
  • Each accompanying use in print or digital format: +$125

Circulation 100,001 or more:

  • Interior: $200
  • Cover: $250
  • Each accompanying use in print or digital format: +$200

Website/Blog/Digital Applications

Including, but not limited to: smart phone/tablet application, computer software, CD-ROMs, social media

  • Scholarly or Non-Profit: $15
  • For-Profit Educational: $100
  • Commercial: Considered per project

Films, Documentaries, Television/Internet Broadcast

Non-Profit Educational: $50

  • Each accompanying use in print or digital format: +$25
  • (Includes DVD, Internet, educational, and promotional use)

For-Profit Educational and Commercial: $100

  • Each accompanying use in print or digital format: +$50
  • (Includes DVD, Internet, educational, and promotional use)

Exhibits and Displays

  • Temporary exhibit: $100
  • Traveling exhibit: $150
  • Permanent exhibit: $200
  • Signage: $100
  • +$50 for related internet or promotional use